|Type||Division of the Virginia Company|
|Industry||Maritime transport, trade|
|Founded||(10 April 1606Westminster, England) at|
|Defunct||24 May 1624|
|Products||Cash crops, timber|
The Plymouth Company, officially known as the Virginia Company of Plymouth, was a division of the Virginia Company with responsibility for colonizing the east coast of America between latitudes 38° and 45° N.
The merchants agreed to finance the settlers’ trip in return for repayment of their expenses plus interest out of the profits made. In 1620, after years of disuse, the company was revived and reorganized as the Plymouth Council for New England. With a new charter, the New England Charter of 1620. The Plymouth Company had 40 patentees at that point, and established the Council for New England to oversee their efforts, but it stopped operating in 1624; that was when these former plantations were dissolved and became Royal Colonies.
- John Patterson Davis (1905), Corporations: A Study of the Origin and Development of Great Business Combinations and of Their Relation to the Authority of the State, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, OCLC 82100178, OL 23545424M
- ""First Charter of the Virginia Company of London,1606".
- "New England Charter of 1620".
- "Virginia Trading company".